On Zion: the history of an idea
Martin Buber's writings on Zion and Zionism go back to the early years of this century. To him, Zion was not primarily a political issue: Zionism implies a reorientation of the entire being, and overcoming of a diaspora mentality, a catharsis, and a readiness to build in the land of Israel a new, just, free, and creative community.
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The Prayer of the FirstFruits
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A. D. Gordon Abraham action Ahad-Ha'am Arab Aramaean become beginning Bible Biblical blessing Buber called Canaan centre comes command concept covenant Creation decision Deuteronomy disciples divine earth Egypt election eternal everything exile existence expressed fact faith fathers favour first-fruits fruit fulfilment fundamental gift give God's Gordon Haggada Hasidism heart heaven Herzl Hess hidden Holy Land human idea intended Isaiah Jerusalem Jewish Jewry Jews Judaism Khazars King land of Israel later Liva living Lord Lover of Zion Martin Buber Marx means merely Messianic Midrash Moses Hess movement mystery nature Palestine perfect Pinsker political prayer Promised Land prophets Psalms Rabbi Nahman rain Rav Kook reality realize redemption relationship religious renewal revealed Sabbath sanctuary says settlement Shekhina social soil soul sphere spirit Talmudic task teaching Temple thee things thou tion Tora tradition true unique unity whole world words Yhvh Zionist